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San Diego Film Critic Channels His Inner John McClane

We wrote last month about the elaborate and successful effort by a pair of San Diego friends to recover a stolen iPhone. Today comes word of a similar scenario involving San Diego Reader film critic Scott Marks.

It all went down last night at a food court and mall environs, prior to a press screening of A Good Day to Die Hard. A hoodlum grabbed about.com journalist Rebecca Murray‘s Smarphone and ran, followed in hot pursuit by her, Marks and their colleague David Pinson. Per Marks:

Like a schmuck, I grab onto the guy hoping to detain him until the fuzz arrive. He takes one look at me, socks me in the shoulder, and makes a mad dash to the getaway car parked in the Off 5th lot.

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Starbucks Stops at AMC for Surprised San Diego Movie Critics*

For as long as San Diego Reader film writer Scott Marks can remember, he has been running into about.com colleague Rebecca Murray at the Starbucks next door to the AMC Fashion Valley 18 before morning press screenings. They each get their cup of java and head to the auditorium, ready to be entertained.

But today, as Marks so hilariously recounts, it was a different story:

There is Becky, seated on a bench in the lobby, surrounded by long-faced colleagues all looking as if they had just lost their best friends. Staring up at me with Marc Anthony-eyes she softly growls, “They won’t let us bring our coffee into the theatre.”

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